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If elected, what are your priorities for economic development in your city/town/village?

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If elected, what would you consider your top three priorities? Please detail.

What is the biggest challenge in your community and how would you address it?

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Occupation Principal at Lewis and Clark Elementary ESU #1 Board of Directors Be Kind, Safety Coordinator
Education B.S. Degree from Minnesota State M.S. Degree from University of Nebraska Omaha
Current Public Office, dates held ESU #1 Board of Directors
Past Public Office, dates held N/A
Military experience N/A
Volunteer experience United Way Open Door Mission Kindness Siouxland YMCA Coach
Address 3600 LeMesa Way South Sioux City, NE 68776
Marital Status Married
Age 41
I believe that our City is in need of more affordable housing so that we can draw more families here. This could also bring in more business to our community. We also could use more activities and facilities for our youth. They need safe places to go and safe places to learn new things. We have an abundance of restaurants here to choose from, but the entertainment available is lacking so I would like to see some more attractions available to our city patrons.
In my work with the school district as Safety coordinator, this is something I think about and practice throughout the year. I would want to take a look at our current practices and see what can be added to make our city safer in all events and in particular, a weather event. I would want to hear from the public to see what they need in regard to this. That is one thing I feel is so important; to hear from the people who live here.
1. The Youth of our city. This would include providing more activities to participate in. Also, places for them to do the activities. Safety is a big key in our youth including home safety. I would like to include more programs to our youth that help train them in case of an emergency of any type. 2. Economic Growth. South Sioux City is such a beautiful city with it's people and feel. We need to do a better job of promoting that and bringing in businesses and families. I hope to help be part of that recruitment. 3. Listening to our people. I think too often people running for office have agendas without listening to what the community wants and needs. I plan to listen and help do something from what I hear people asking for.
Our community is a strong one who have overcome many things since I have been here. Flooding, Big Ox smell, and most recently Covid-19. I think through all of this, we have shown that we are resilient. What I would like to see is a stronger sense of togetherness. That comes through Kindness, it comes through listening. It also comes from being transparent with the community with changes and why they are occurring. I hope to challenge this and make South Sioux feel like a place no one ever wants to leave.